The Clarice

Pops Extravaganza: Bernstein at 100

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

John Morris Russell returns to lead the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic in the opening concert of the 2018 festival. This spectacular evening pays homage to the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein as part of Leonard Bernstein at 100, a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th century cultural giant with more than 2,000 events on six continents.

The orchestra is joined onstage by members of the internationally renowned Wolf Trap Opera as part of their UNTRAPPED series, which brings the thrill of live vocal music to new places and unexpected spaces such as The Clarice.

Contact: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 301-405-7794

Stamp Gallery Presents: Media Lux

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

The Stamp Gallery is pleased to present Media Lux, an exhibition featuring work by artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park. Media Lux includes works set in a dim environment by Clay Dunklin, Mason Hurley, Monroe Isenberg, Irene Pantelis, and Gina Takaoka. The five artists have collectively curated the exhibition, selecting among their own recent work and producing new artworks in dialogue with the Stamp Gallery’s distinctive space. Media Lux is on view April 2 through May 19, 2018 in the Cafritz Foundation Theatre.

Contact: School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies,

UMoves: Undergraduate Dance Concert

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Encouraged to follow their intuition and nurture their authentic artistic voices, undergraduate dance students from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies set new works of art into motion in this concert of original choreography. Paired with faculty and graduate student mentors and in collaboration with student designers in Lighting and Media Design, these short works span multiple dance styles and are as diverse as the students themselves. Located in the Dance Theatre.

Contact: School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, 301-405-7311

Do Good Challenge Finals

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The annual, campus-wide Do Good Challenge inspires students to pursue fearless ideas, spark innovative solutions, and create social impact for today's most pressing problems. The Challenge has addressed issues from food insecurity in Prince George's County to the provision of emergency services to orphanages in Nepal, from climate change to childhood cancer, from medication recovery and delivery to residents in Ghana and Honduras to the creation of an emergency fall detection device, and so much more. Students from across campus spend the academic year advocating, fundraising, volunteering, supporting, and developing solutions for the social issues they care about. 

Join us on May 1 in Kay Theatre, when the Challenge culminates at a Finals event where six teams pitch their project or venture and the impact they've made for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000.

Contact: Do Good Institute,

Gamer Symphony Orchestra Performance

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The student-run Gamer Symphony Orchestra is the first collegiate ensemble exclusively devoted to performing orchestral arrangements of video game music and using that music as an educational tool. All of our arrangements are created by GSO members and alumni. We now boast a roster of more than 100 musicians, including 30 singers, and play to packed houses at the University of Maryland's largest performing arts venue, the 1,100 seat Dekelboum Concert Hall! Our mission is to bridge the worlds of video games and the performing arts and promote orchestral VGM as an art form.

Contact: Gamer Symphony Orchestra

Black Theatre & Dance Symposium

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at the door; free with student, faculty, or staff ID / Fee covers breakfast and lunch

Description: The 2018 Black Theatre & Dance Symposium continues to champion efforts towards inclusion and diversity in American theatre, dance, and performance. The goals of this year's symposium are to emphasize the necessity for dialogue to address diversity and identity, to explore the unique power of theatre, dance, and performance studies to explore potentially explosive issues, and to encourage artist-scholars to be leaders who promote the evolution of civility and society. Professionals, scholars, and students will convene to discuss and take action around these ideas in order to influence and expand practices of inclusion in the field of theatre, dance and performance studies.

Contact: School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies 

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University & Community Band Concert

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The University Band and Community Band share an evening of traditional and contemporary wind band music. Conducted by UMD alumnus Bill Sturgis and UMD Assistant Director of Bands Eli R.Osterloh, this concert will be an exciting evening for the whole family! Children and adults who are thinking of starting to play an instrument are sure to be inspired. Located in the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

Contact: School of Music, 301-405-2787

It/That Happened Performances & Dialogue

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

It/That Happened Performances and Conversations 2 Performances Only! Monday, April 2 @ 6PM-8PM, Cafritz Foundation Theatre @ The Clarice Wednesday, April 11 @ 6PM-8PM, Atrium @ Stamp Student Union Inspired by real UMD campus experiences, a diverse team of artists have created 30 minutes of provocative, smart, funny and emotional performances that include sketch, poetry, spoken word and dance. Performances will be followed by substantive peer-led dialogues about identity, inclusion and campus climate as well as actionable strategies for change at UMD and beyond.
Contact: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center


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